Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. This is the fourth year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted from November 12 to December 20. The survey attracted 308 responses. Surveys Solopreneur Survey

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5 Tips On How To Negotiate Your Salary

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel uncomfortable and don’t know how to negotiate your salary? According to research gathered by PayScale , 28% of their survey respondents have never asked for a pay rise for that exact reason. An increase in your salary will not come overnight.

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Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Solopreneur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey was conducted using Survey Monkey, consisted of 25 questions, and was taken from December 12 through December 21. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. Eighty-seven percent of the survey participants have earned at least an associate’s degree. Subscribers to received the survey results on December 31.

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2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey, which was conducted using Survey Monkey and attracted 77 responses, consisted of 25 questions and was conducted during the first three weeks of December. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. Here are the major takeaways from the survey. Nearly half of the solopreneurs surveyed take little or no vacation. salary and profit).

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Survey: 51% of Solopreneurs Made Less Than $20,000 in 2010

The Solopreneur Life

B elow are the results from two questions in The Soloprenur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey. The second question is “What was your personal income (salary plus profit) from your business in 2010?&#. Be part of community, and receive the survey results free.

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Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

Dumb Little Man

From the most powerful positions to the highest salaries, the world of wealth has been a boys’ club since the first drachma was minted in ancient Greece. A 2016 survey from financial firm Vanguard found that despite the wage and wealth gap, women are outsaving men for retirement.

10 Steps to Survive a Business Disaster

The Small Business Blog

The PwC’s recent Global Economic Crime Survey makes for scary reading. d) Arrange payment of salaries for appropriate staff. In business, it sometimes pays to take a risk.

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Corporate Layoffs Make Independent Work Look More Secure

Small Business Labs

The maker of household products such as Huggies and Kleenex paid its employees above-market salaries and avoided layoffs. That’s The people answering this survey question are all independent workers who are, on average, more risk tolerant than people who have traditional jobs. 

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Book Review: Baby Bust

Small Business Labs

The key finding of the surveys is a sharp decline in the number of students planning on having kids.   But by 2012 only 42% of the students surveyed said they planned to have kids. Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family is a short (88 pages), easy read.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Should You Tell How Much Money You Make?

On The Job

People have very strong opinions about whether its OK to talk about salaries, so when this survey from crossed my desk, I knew I had to explore it further. Labels: compensation , glassdoor , salary , what do you make posted by Anita at 10:31 AM 5 Comments: Mike said.

The big PA questions – what do you think?

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked you all to complete a survey which asked what are the big topics for discussion at the moment. Thanks to the hundreds of you that completed that survey. Are we paid the right salary for the work that we do.

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What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary. According to the National PA Survey 78% of assistants still feel that the profession is undervalued as a career choice.

2015 74

How to Keep Your Best Employees From Leaving

On The Job

So not only do they risk losing key information to a competitor, they lose the time and talents of workers who are costly to replace – often up to 20% of that person’s salary. It seems like nearly every day a new lawsuit is launched by a company accusing another employer of poaching workers.

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Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

Practically Perfect PA

So I recently asked my lovely readers to complete a survey on the blog and also asked a few questions around the assistant profession itself and two such questions were – ‘what do you enjoy most about the role?’

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Schedule Control and the Independent Worker

Small Business Labs

Almost three-quarters of adult workers (73 percent) said flexibility is "one of the most important factors they consider" when looking for a new job, according to a survey commissioned last year by the employment firm Mom Corps. Other surveys put that figure as high as 87 percent.)

Top 5 Uncommon Jobs In The US And How To Get Them

Dumb Little Man

The average salary of SAG-Aftra union members is around $53,423. A survey by the United States Department of Labour has shown that over half the professionals in the top paid jobs in the US are in the healthcare industry. Anesthesiologists take the top spot with the highest salary averaging over $246,000 per year. When he retired, he was on a salary of $150,000. When I was in high school, my careers adviser said I should become a mailman.

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A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

I am always working on interesting things like salary surveys, working with different industry consultants, researching training and resources for the business, these are the tasks I enjoy most as well as the independence I have to manage my time.

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

For example, a recent OfficeTeam survey of the administrative profession found that employers pay up to 8% more on average (in the U.S.) Recommended Resource: Straight Talk About Salaries (Recorded Webinar). One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications.

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How To Get Your Boss To Agree To Anything You Want

Dumb Little Man

If you’re looking for a career or salary boost , you need to prove you deserve it. Similarly, if you want support for a new way of working, then find reputable studies and surveys that can back up your idea. See Also: 5 Tips On How To Negotiate Your Salary. If you could change anything about your job, what would it be? Do you want a savvier office or a bigger holiday allowance? Perhaps you’d like more mentorship or opportunities to develop new skills.

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Trading Income for Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  According to the Washington Post's Companies have found something to give their workers instead of raises : More businesses are upping their spending on benefits such as one-time bonuses, health care and paid time off, according to recent survey data.  Often, those benefits are being provided in lieu of higher salaries

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What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

According to the National PA survey published by The Office Show in 2012 the relationship between assistant and manager has strengthen over the last few years as Directors and senior members of staff rely more heavily on their support staff. Salary and financial reward .

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It's All About Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  A recent survey by Mom Corps as reported by Business News Daily found that nearly half of the repondents would give up an average of nearly 10 percent of their salary for a more flexible work schedule. I did a cut of the State of Independence survey data (we partnered with MBO Partners on this study) looking at independent workers who chose to be independent (57% of all respondents said they chose to become an independent worker).

How SMBs Can Profile Their Typical Customer

Small Business CEO

Start by surveying your existing client base (no matter how small) to understand future buyers better. There are free tools such as Google Docs and MailChimp that let you create a survey and distribute it easily and affordably. Salary.

Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

workers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and conducted by an independent research firm. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

According to a JobFox survey, some median annual salary ranges dropped $10,000, compared to a month ago. This helps set the groundwork for a salary bump before your annual review. If an employer isn't offering you the salary you desire, ask for training opportunities -- either in another department, or to attend an industry event where you'll not only learn something, but make valuable professional contacts.

Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

We conducted a survey last year and one of the questions asked what session would the readers like to see at a conference. So out of that survey this session was born. It’s not just me saying this either – in a survey conducted back 2013 in by the Office Team in the States.

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Is Working 24/7 the New Normal?

On The Job

Achieving work/life balance has been credited with making workers more productive, more loyal and less stressed, and yet a recent survey from Harvard Business School shows that even global executives feel the need to be on the job 24/7.

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Five Proven Ways To Have a Better Work Day


When BCG surveyed their clients, they found that the clients perceived a higher quality of work when employees unplugged and a colleague filled in. We mostly overrate salary and underrate growth, connection to colleagues, and autonomy when it comes to our happiness.

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The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

A recent OfficeTeam survey finds that 76% of workers say they are not interested in their manager's job. Being a manager can be rewarding and could be key to your garnering a better salary and more opportunities. Most people I know like to complain about their bosses.

Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

This cuts down on the overhead; no more expensive medical or life insurance coverage required, pensions, paid holidays or high salaries. Once morale is corrupted by notices of lay-offs and salary cuts, “cheap becomes expensive.&#.

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I asked the Practically Perfect PA readers if they could complete a survey for me. The survey asked if assistants feel that having or not having a university degree has made a difference to their career path.

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Book Review: Raw Deal - How the Uber Economy is Screwing American Workers

Small Business Labs

Only 45% of traditional full time employees surveyed reported they were very satisfied.  Steven Hill's  Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing the American Worker  makes no attempt at being balanced.

What happened to customer service at Sears?

Service Untitled

According to online surveys, over 80 percent of customers now give Sears poor customer service grades citing reasons of inept management, unreliable products, poor customer service, and a profound lack of employee training.

Thank You For Being A Friend

Office Dynamics

Survey Reveals Employees Most Thankful for Friends at Work. 20, 2013 -- At work, as in life, people get by with a little help from their friends, a new OfficeTeam survey shows. The survey of office workers was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. Workers were asked, " Aside from salary, what are you most thankful for at your current job?

Giving Credit Where It's Due

Office Dynamics

Survey: Nearly All Executives Say Their Assistant Plays Important Role in Their Success. April 17, 2013 - - For many executives, one key to their success is no secret: It''s their administrative assistant, a new OfficeTeam survey confirms. The vast majority of respondents ( 91 percent ) also felt support staff should be recognized on Administrative Professionals Day (April 24), a 25-point jump from a similar survey conducted in 2005.

The Yin and Yang of Freelancing

Small Business Labs

 Key quote on being self-employed: Four and a half years of self-employment have taught me that there's more financial security in creating my own livelihood than in relying on someone else to pay my salary.

Feeling Like What You Do Is Never Enough

On The Job

When surveys ask people how much more money they need to be financially comfortable, without fail they answer 20 percent to 40 percent more than they are making – whether they have an annual salary of $20,000 or $100,000. Why are you working so much? C'mon, I know it's true. You're on your Blackberry at the dinner table, you get up at 4 a.m. just to answer a few e-mails and you've never been in a car without the cell phone to your ear.

Being a Star Performer Will Pay Off

Office Dynamics

Four in 10 employers said that in 2010 they will increasingly differentiate among employees in the salary-review process, according to Tower Perin survey. If you are not a reader of USA Today , you should sign up right away.

Being a Star Performer Will Pay Off

Office Dynamics

Four in 10 employers said that in 2010 they will increasingly differentiate among employees in the salary-review process, according to Tower Perin survey. If you are not a reader of USA Today , you should sign up right away.

The Art of Conscious Compromise: Finding Your Perfection

Eat Your Career

You give up a ridiculously high salary because the job that actually makes you happy doesn’t pay as well as the one that makes you miserable. Give up the salary, get job satisfaction. The salary and job satisfaction. That ridiculously high salary?